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  • What is a Marriage Intensive?

    Intensive Marriage Counseling Programs

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    All the Hope Restored marriage counseling provided by the Focus on the Family Marriage Institute utilizes a format we call Intensives. These programs are all inclusive, extended periods of counseling over multiple days. This intensive approach allows our team of marriage counselors to work with you to get to the root of the problem.

    Hope Restored Intensives include:
    • - 3-5 nights of lodging
    • - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day
    • - 20-32 Hours of Counseling over 3-5 days
  • Is a Marriage Intensive Right for you?

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    The Intensive program will be able to address your needs around a variety of topics including: communication, infidelity, intimacy and sexual issues, financial strains, blended families, children, and career conflicts. Most couples that attend an Intensive are experiencing a significant amount of marital distress. Many of these couples have already started the divorce process.

    Even with this level of distress over 99% of the couples we served last year indicated their counselor adequately addressed their concerns. Please take a look at the following programs, we are confident we have a program that can meet your needs.

Our programs

  • 3-Day Intensive Counseling
    $4,250* per couple
    Branson, MO Only The all-inclusive 3-day intensive provides an individual or a couple with a multiple day counseling experience with either one or two counselors. While all of our programs are tailored to a couple’s specific needs, the individual intensive allows for more flexibility as you determine with the therapists the direction of each day’s sessions.
    Program Details:
    – One married couple
    – Approximately 20 hours of counseling
    – 1 or 2 counselors
    – 3 nights of lodging
    – Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    – Follow up program and 2 sessions with a marriage coach
  • 4-Day Intensive Counseling
    $3,950* per couple
    The all-inclusive 4-day intensive provides 32 hours of caring, attentive and focused attention of the Focus on the Family Marriage Institute counseling team with the benefit of a group counseling experience. This Hope Restored intensive has been our most popular program over the years and is one of the most powerful ways we have found to work with couples in a high degree of distress. While nearly everyone has initial concerns about the group format, couples rave about the experience. Additionally, independent research of Hope Restored programs indicate that men experience a greater increase in marital satisfaction after attending an intensive utilizing the group format than in other programs.
    Program Details:
    – Up to five married couples
    – Approximately 32 hours of group counseling provided by two counselors
    – 5 nights of lodging
    – Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    – A follow up resource with 2 complimentary phone coaching sessions
  • 5-Day Intensive Counseling
    $8,950 per couple
    The all-inclusive 5-day intensive provides the most focused care. In this program, you will receive both individual and joint counseling over a period of five days from a male / female therapy team. While all of our Hope Restored intensives are tailored to a couple’s specific needs, this longer format allows for much more flexibility as you determine with the therapists the direction of each day’s sessions.
    Program Details:
    – One married couple
    – Approximately 32 hours of counseling provided by two counselors, one male and one female
    – 5 nights of lodging
    – Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    – A follow up resource with 6 complimentary phone coaching sessions

HOPE RESTORED® LOCATIONS

  • FOCUS ON THE FAMILY RETREAT CENTER
    Branson, MO

    Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the Branson Retreat Center provides an exclusive environment. You will feel welcomed by our caring hospitality team who will help you feel right at home with a level of attentiveness unlike any other.


    Every detail of our retreat center was designed with you and your marriage in mind, allowing you to escape from the daily distractions of life and focus on your most important relationships.


    During your time with us, you will notice your pace slowing down, you will unwind, and reconnect with yourself, your spouse and with God. We look forward to serving you at the Branson Retreat Center, a refuge for you and your marriage.


    2175 Sunset Inn Road
    Branson, MO 65616

  • WINSHAPE RETREAT CENTER
    Rome, GA

    We are blessed to partner with the WinShape Foundation in offering an additional location for our marriage intensive program in Rome, Georgia. We offer our 4 day group intensive once a month at this location which is located in beautiful North Georgia.


    The WinShape Retreat Center sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and provides an ideal environment of refuge and healing for hurting couples. Our intent is for you to escape from the daily distractions of life and focus on your marriage. We believe this relaxing environment will provide a place of emotional safety that will allow you to receive help, healing, and restoration.


    *This location offers the 4-day program only


    2777 Martha Berry Highway
    Mt. Berry, GA 30149